spay and neuter

spay and neuter

I believe in spaying and neutering pets. To most people, this

topic doesn’t cross their minds as something important. The fact is

every pet owner should listen. The most important thing to know about

spaying and neutering is that it saves lives. In every community in the

U.S., there are animals sitting in shelters waiting for homes. Only

about half of those animals will get one. Every day, 70,000 puppies and

kittens are born, its just simple math. There aren’t enough homes for

all these animals. Every year, six million animals are euthanized for

lack of available homes-that’s every two seconds.

I volunteer at a veterinarian clinic during the summer. There

isn’t a day when an abandoned pet is not brought in or found wandering

through the streets. The animals are usually mal-nourished, infested

with worms and fleas, and in some cases near death. It breaks my heart

to see those animals suffer and all because somebody didn’t care or

think about what’s best for his or her animal. Clinics and shelters keep

the animals for as long as they can, but they can only hold so many

animals –not to mention the cost of care. There is no other option but

euthanization; yes, it’s sad but what else is there to do. Until people

start waking up and realizing that they need to start doing something to

prevent this, it will continue.

People will make up the craziest excuses. “It costs too much!” It will

cost you more to care for the puppies created by the dog! If you have a

litter and take proper care of it, your cost factors are much more than

this procedure would ever be. It will also cost less than the vet bills

incurred from your male running after the female in heat up the road and

getting injured by a car. There are programs for assistance for those

who cannot afford to get the procedure done. There are many other

excuses out there –most being absolutely false, so before you start

believing things,...